Afternoon Tea at Rosewood London

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Afternoon Tea
Voted as the Best Contemporary Afternoon Tea in the UK in 2017 and 2018, Executive Pastry Chef, Mark Perkins, has created an artful afternoon tea with a colourful collection of pastries, inspired by the life and work of internationally acclaimed Spanish Artist, Pablo Picasso.

Served in the elegant surrounds of the Mirror Room, enjoy a selection of mouth-watering finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and loose leaf tea. Followed by three show-stopping desserts inspired by some of the Picasso's most famous masterpieces including The Dream and Head of a Woman.
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vipkwryry
Brighton
7 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing intricately decorated desserts themed currently around Picasso (I’ve been previously and it was different artists so this must change regularly). They have non-alcoholic champagne alternative which was very pleasant, like a semi sweet sparkling rose. Lots of choice of teas from around the world, delicious finger sandwiches, scones and jam, dainty desserts and then 3 sharing showstopper cakes. Really enjoyable treat and the setting is very luxurious so would be perfect for celebrations. I took Mom and she was very pleased!

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MarcusK
Buckinghamshire
5 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had an excellent afternoon tea at The Rosewood. The menu is innovative, but provides the perfect balance between the novel and the comforting. Service was attentive without being obtrusive. The building itself (the old Pearl Assurance HQ) is very impressive, but they did manage to create an intimate space amidst the grand, Edwardian setting. Location is good - close to The British Museum, Holborn tube and not too far to walk (20 mins) from Waterloo Station. As you can tell...we enjoyed our visit.

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AnnaF
New England
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for afternoon tea on Sunday, I have been several times, but my friend had never been before. The service was exemplary. Could not have been more accommodating, informative and friendly. The food was beautifully presented and excellent. Our servers, Manuel and Jamie were amazing and made the whole experience so very special. Best afternoon tea in London.

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ILMC
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is just wonderful!

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Angiep
London
8 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

TOO Expensive for a few sandwiches.
the sauvery food wasn't great and it was 75£ per head! for afternoon tea without alcohol that is too expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly had an outstanding experience!
We are very happy that we chose to do the tea tasting in addition to the “high tea” as that was a wonderful experience learning about the teas. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and wonderful in explaining all the nuances of each different tea.

The only comment I have about anything I would have “changed” is more savoury food with the scones rather than the sweet tastings. The scones with the jams are already sweet, so a little savoury (mini quiche maybe?), to balance and helpful in indulging in the materspiece final dessert course.

Otherwise, I have to say it was the best tea experience I have had.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
16 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Definitely one of the best afternoon teas in London!

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vipDinincrazy
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful space and decor, outstanding service. We were there for the afternoon tea experience. Felt the food was just ok, not entirely worth the high price. Desserts were pretty but tasted just ok. Salty selection could have been a bit better, was quite basic. Would come back to try restaurant food but not for the expensive afternoon tea experience.

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RoseT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect, beautiful inside and out, wonderful service and so much thought has been put into the Picasso afternoon tea, perfect celebration and would 100% recommend

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EmmaP
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Great hotel, great atmosphere but the food/pastries definitely do not meet the expectations we can have for a 75-pounds afternoon tea... Sandwiches are not tasty enough, pastries beautiful from an aesthetic standpoint but they are not fine - not the level of a chef.
The staff is really nice though.
Luckily one of our kids got the kids menu so less expensive.

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Chris
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

As in most London 5star hotels, women alone do not get the best service. In our case, we started fine but after a while the service was at the best indifferent.

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Katie
New England
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A delightful experience with interesting cakes, great service, and an unusual take on a traditional afternoon tea. But come hungry--the food provided was way too much for us, and we left uncomfortably full (and didn't even eat everything).

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vipUndecided
London
108 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A very lovely and beautiful, art afternoon tea in a beautiful 5* hotel. Overall, a great and beautiful experience. The food was artistic but not necessarily mind blowing. It was to a very good standard and following the art theme throughout.

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vipGJones
London
25 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely - exquisite food, excellent service and delightful ambience. I took my Goddaughter for a celebration, and the waiters made such a fuss of her - she was absolutely delighted and we both had a wonderful time.

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karin
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All amazing

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vipTeresa
Surrey
50 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is so beautiful and food was equally matching. We had picasso themed afternoon tea which was fun and delicious. Each cake resembled his work and tastes special!

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Anna
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an outstanding London experience. It far exceeded our expectations (despite knowing that it was voted best contemporary afternoon tea in London). The service was impeccable, the space was stunning, and the food was divine. Every detail was spot on. It was magical. And we left very full (as you can order more of anything!).

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DavidW
Buckinghamshire
4 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue for afternoon tea - the theme was Pablo Picasso

Staff were exceptional, the food beautifully presented with a wide selection of teas. Will come again.

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Issy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beautiful but unusual design for all the menu, and of course it was brilliantly tasty! The atmosphere is very luxurious and relaxing, where we can literally stay for hours. The service was smooth and kind. Overall I have nothing bad coming up to say about this place at all! I'm sure I am coming back soon :)

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MichaelS
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a charming and elegant way to spend an afternoon! Tea at the Rosewood is not a stuffy affair - smart casual clothes are fine. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and the food was not only delicious, but also full of surprises. For example the "apples" which were not apples but carefully made cakes which were an utter delight. Muted background music in a very ambient setting (the Mirror Room) where you are far enough away from other tables to talk privately but can still feel a part of the larger experience. £65 per head to include champagne and the full afternoon tea with a great selection of tea to drink plus sandwiches, scones, "apples" and cakes and pastries - too much to eat (we took a box of cakes home) and this was really good value. We would certainly re-visit

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JadeL
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, best tea, amazing and friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Geburtstag

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vipao87fahkf
London
14 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very elegant and stylish take on afternoon tea. Elegant yet cosy ambience whilst we appreciated the more experiment take on the sandwiches. Varied tea selection and the staff were simply wonderful. Great for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family trip

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NaokiT
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

サンドウィッチのパンがパサパサしておらず、とても柔らかい。スコーンは当然乍ら、ケーキ類のクオリティの高さには脱帽しました。
ロンドンとは思えない美味しさでした。

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JujuL
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We had a great time. The room decor is wonderful and the scones and pastries are amazing! However, we have been a little bit disappointed by the sandwiches.
The service was correct, but could be improved at some point I think (we have to ask twice to have water, the pastries were served while we were still eating the scones, it was sometimes difficult to well understand what our Spanish waiter meant/told us, etc...)

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service for a very special birthday!

Thank you very much to the Rosewood team!

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MilliA
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Gorgeous setting, great staff. Tea selection is wonderful. Unfortunately all of the sweets were much too sweet for everyone's taste... But very high quality. Glad we indulged, overall.

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DanielB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Overall a great experience. The bar is also fabulous but does not open until 4pm

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Dubai55
Buckinghamshire
4 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having had Afternoon Tea at some of very top hotels i would say the Rosewood in London is up there with the rest for Setting Food and Service which were all 5 Star.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weihnachten

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Springtheory
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rosewood gives attention to detail, and we found the presentation of the Tea and the ideas behind the composition to be fascinating. The selection of teas, and the quality, was excellent. The service was very attentive and outstanding — a special experience.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

had great time with my sister on christmas eve. delicous desearts and good servicw

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AllisonP
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Beautifully presented food and tasted as good as it looked. Helpful friendly staff

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Cactus
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best afternoon teas I’ve ever had; and I’ve had a lot. Lovely ambiance, attentive but not OTT staff, and properly exciting and inventive sandwiches. Top marks.

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Chris
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food2service2ambience4

Felt room for improvement . Disappointed with the service for 6 people bring 80pp plus -was quite slow. And the explanations on food were given too quick - difficult to hear and understand. Hotel is beautiful.

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HabibR
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing good service and nice staff always coming and looking after you definitely will go back again and they also looked after me for halal food as well.

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satoru
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

German Chocolate cake and Apple cake were very delicious.

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CarolS
Essex
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous afternoon tea would highly recommend this place. The scones were light and fluffy, the best I have ever had and believe me when I say I’ve had quite a few.

Jam and Lemon curd was delicious

And the cakes were superb. Will I be going back yes, actually this is already the second time I’ve been there.

Don’t hesitate go go go

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CityGuru1978
London
13 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly, attentive staff that were very knowledgeable and efficient. The Afternoon tea was delightful with plenty of options for vegetarians and those that are gluten free.

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